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Tom Hanks

Ya Gotta Hear the Story He Told at Michael Clarke Duncan's Funeral

9/11/2012 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tom Hanks
gave a GREAT speech at Michael Clarke Duncan's funeral ... retelling a story M.C.D. had told him about why the enormous actor joined (and then unjoined) a Chicago street gang when he was a kid.

Hanks -- who co-starred with Duncan in "The Green Mile" -- had the crowd roaring with laughter ... a touching tribute to his old friend.

As we previously reported, the private ceremony took place at Forest Lawn in Hollywood -- with tons of Duncan's famous friends in attendance ... including Jay Leno, Vivica A. Fox and Holly Robinson Peete.

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GoAwayGloria    

Still so sad to lose him, yet I will NEVER understand what he saw in Omarosa, one of the most rude women I have ever came across

687 days ago
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Harlin's Garage    

No I don't have to hear Tom's stupid story... Hey bud, try making a movie that's not crap... Attention whore..

687 days ago
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tucker    

Beautiful. Wonderful tribute. Rest in peace gentle giant ...

687 days ago
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bjay    

Nice job, Tom. It would be so easy to give a somber tribute but his loved ones are already heartbroken. It's always better to leave them laughing.

687 days ago
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John    

I like Tom Hanks.. he seems more down to earth than most actors..

687 days ago
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Hefe    

Jesus H, Hanks, just say a few words about your friend and sit your ass down. Hanks is unbelievable...always has to be about him.

687 days ago
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kimkardashianstalkingass    

Is it true that Hanks was going to do that story in Black Face but couldn't find any shoe polish in time? At least he said his mom was cooking a pork chop instead of fryin' chicken and fixin' some grits.

687 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

R.I.P. Mr. Duncan, and know that you are missed by even people you don't know. God Bless you, and your loved ones at this time.

687 days ago
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Jody    

Oh, how much do I love Tom Hanks. What a wonderful tribute.

687 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Tom Hanks is an awesome actor. He never gives in to the stupid Hollywood BS.
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Phishie from Philly

687 days ago
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King Anton    

God Bless Michael Clarke Duncan and Tom Hanks for the respect

687 days ago
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Stiletto    

I'm waiting for the liberals to start screaming "racism" because a white man said "afro", "pork chops", "momma" and spoke in a stereotypical "black" voice. Tho obviously innocent, they certainly won't let an opportunity go by without asserting their agenda.

687 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

That was awesome Tom.
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Phishie from Philly

687 days ago
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Ricky    

Tom Hanks.... What an assh*le!

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Heron    

The happy/funny stories at funerals always make me cry so much more than the sober eulogies. That was a beautiful story about a wonderful man told by a classy guy.

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