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Rock and a hardy har place: Spielberg photobombs Springsteen

Steven Spielberg and Bruce Springsteen may be all business when it comes to their crafts, but on Tuesday the two men showed off their mischievous sides on the red carpet.

As Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa posed for photos upon their arrival at the 20th anniversary celebration of the USC Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles, the legendary director popped up to photobomb the couple with a goofy expression.

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Say cheese! Director Steven Spielberg puts himself in the picture with Patty Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen.

The Boss didn't get mad, but he did get even. The rocker gave (nearly) as good as he got when he popped up over Spielberg's shoulder as the director posed with wife Kate Capshaw.

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Springsteen got even by taking a page from Spielberg's book.

Wednesday's gala, hosted by Conan O'Brien, included the presentation of an Ambassador of Humanity Award to President Barack Obama, as well as a performance by Springsteen.

Spielberg founded USC Shoah in 1994 after finishing the Oscar-winning "Schindler's List." His goal was to share the stories of Holocaust survivors through video testimonies so their experiences would not be lost, and to use that visual history to overcome prejudice, intolerance and bigotry.

During a TODAY interview that aired Monday, Spielberg said of his work with the foundation, "This is something that I was put on this earth to do — not just to make movies, but to tell this truth to people, especially young people."

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