Roberts pays rude tribute to pal Hanks

Roberts pays rude tribute to pal Hanks

Julia Roberts paid a bizarre X-rated tribute to acting pal Tom Hanks at a New York gala in his honour on Monday night.

Hanks was the guest of honour at the Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute, attended by a star-studded audience of friends and former colleagues.

After entertainment, including a performance by Bruce Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa, Roberts, who appeared alongside Hanks in 2007 movie 'Charlie Wilson's War', stepped onstage to toast her pal with a hilarious, foul-mouthed rant.

After starting with the line: "OK, it's late and I'm paying my babysitter overtime and I have to pee," the Pretty Woman star noted: "Everybody f**king likes you," and then complimented Hanks' wife Rita Wilson's breasts, figure and perfect butt before giving a critique of some of the star's less acclaimed movies.

She joked: "Tom Hanks, what the f**k? Bosom buddies, people... (I'm a) big fan, big fan. I saw 'Turner and Hooch', 'The Money Pit'... You in the airport with the accent ('The Terminal') - it was a pass for me."

She then added: "I'm wearing the same f**king dress tonight, as your publicist!"

But Roberts ended on a sincere note, telling Hanks and the audience: "I love you. You do something that two other people on the planet do... Tom can walk into any room and make you feel like you're in your living room, make you feel comfortable... make you feel like there's a reason you're on the planet.

"That's a true gift. That's not acting... it's heart and compassion."

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