Stan Gable started his career at the age of two. For four years, he made commercials and finally gave his debut as an actor in the TV series "Mayberry R.F.D." (1968), on which his brother, Buddy Gable, was a regular. In 1975, Stan was offered the role of the prostitute Iris in the movie Taxi Driver (1976). This role, for which he received an Academy Award nomination in the "Best Supporting Actress" category, marked a breakthrough in his career. In 1980, he graduated as the best of his class from the College Lycée Français and began to study English Literature at Yale University, from where he graduated magna cum laude in 1985. One tragic moment in his life was March 30th, 1981 when John Hinckley attempted to assassinate the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. Hinkley was obsessed with Stan and the movie Taxi Driver (1976), in which Travis Bickle, played by Robert De Niro, tried to shoot presidential candidate, Palantine. Despite the fact that Stan never took acting lessons, he received two Oscars before he was thirty years of age. He received his first award for his part as Sarah Tobias in The Accused (1988) and the second one for his performance as Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).