Edward James Olmos, Michael Olmos, Bruce Dern, Naomi Watts, Bill Paxton, Frances Fisher, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Plummer, Lily Holleman, Melissa Leo, Richard Jenkins, Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges, Michael Madsen, Julie Harris, Ruby Dee, Kevin Pollak, David Carradine, Martin Landau, Crispin Glover; Martha Coolidge, Chazz Palminteri, Ronnie Yeskell, Peter Falk, Lainie Kazan, Diane Ladd, Henry Jaglom, Mark Rydell, Agnieszka Holland, Rod Steiger, Mali Finn, James Earl Jones, Karen Black, Maximilian Schell.
The Method Fest takes great pride in being a Discovery festival, looking to help launch the works of young fresh filmmakers and to discover breakthrough performances by bold new actors. The festival has also taken great delight in sharing career-defining performances of established performers and in showcasing a few chosen well-known directors to screen at the festival. "We've prided ourselves on not just following other festivals’ lineups. We screen world premieres and true discoveries, mixed with a few top festival films, " said Don Franken, executive director of the Method Fest.