Tom Hanks finally settles the debate over that viral Bill Murray photo


A viral photo that quickly became the human version of the Dress has finally had its mystery put to rest.

This four-year-old photo of Bill Murray somehow perplexed the internet enough to evenly divide it. Some thought it wasn’t Murray crying with a kid but rather Tom Hanks.

Hanks addressed it on The Graham Norton Show last Friday. Turns out he wasn’t cosplaying as Murray in that photo, though Norton did insist on recreating it with Hanks as Murray, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the baby, and  Gemma Arterton as the kid’s mom, truly the unsung hero of the photo.

April Siese

April Siese

A former Weekend Editor at the Daily Dot, April Siese's reporting covers everything from technology and politics to web culture and humor. Her work has been published by Bustle, Uproxx, Death and Taxes, Rolling Stone, the Daily Beast, Thrillist, Atlas Obscura, and others. Siese joined Quartz in December 2016.