Michael Clarke Duncan and Tom Hanks are forever linked in Hollywood history and in the minds of movie fans thanks to their performances together in the hit 1999 film "The Green Mile." So it's only fitting that following Duncan's tragic death earlier this month, Hanks was asked to present a eulogy at Duncan's memorial service on Monday.
And Hanks certainly did his big friend proud, delivering a moving and hilarious speech that has already gone viral.
Hanks, of course, began his career as a comedian, so it's only fitting that the centerpiece of his eulogy was a side-splitting story about Duncan's days as a teen on the tough side of Chicago. When Duncan decided to join a local gang, it turns out that he made the mistake of telling his mother about it and, well, let's just say that the course of Hollywood history — and Duncan's dinner plans — were changed as a result.
Courtesy of The Huffington Post, here's a look at Hanks' tale. We miss you, big guy.