How old was the character Iris Steensma from the movie Taxi Driver?
The Taxi Driver is a culturally significant film. It may be a depressing film to watch — one could say that it is a documentary about mental illness and human loneliness. Also, the movie generated a fair share of controversy, including being the inspiration for the assassination attempt on President Reagan.
Another controversy stemmed from the character of Iris, a twelve-year-old prostitute. The role was played by Jodie Foster, who was also twelve at that time. Because of this, explicit scenes involving Iris would involve Jodie’s sister Connie Foster, who was nineteen, acting as a body double.