Video: Tom Hanks Cracks Mourners Up With Eulogy At Michael Clarke Duncan’s Funeral

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.