You can create a Boolean parameter ApplyFilter and show it on the sheet. You also need to be able to define your filter via formula expression, i.e. [Status]='active'.
Now, drag any dimension that participates in the filter definition to the Filters card. Choose condition-by formula, and enter (<Original_filter_definition>) OR NOT [ApplyFilter].
For example, ([Status] = 'active') OR NOT [ApplyFilter].
Now when ApplyFilter is set to True, your original filter definition will drive the contents. When ApplyFilter is set to False, "OR NOT [ApplyFilter]" will evaluate to True and the original filter definition won't matter: nothing will be filtered with respect to this filter.
If you are having difficulties expressing your filter as a formula, please attach a sample packaged workbook. Maybe just a few values from the field you want to filter on, and explain what you would like to achieve.
Hope this helps!