Which artist gets a lifetime pass from you, whatever else he/she may do?
I almost went with Terry Gilliam because he made Brazil and The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen and so many other great and wildly inventive films but he also made that piece of shit Tideland which I can never forgive him for because I hated it so much, but in the end I chose Bill Murray.
He's been in some of my all time favorite movies such as Lost in Translation, Stripes, Groundhog Day, Wild Things, and Broken Flowers. He was comedy gold when he was a cast member of Saturday Night Live (some of his hosting jobs sucked balls though). And some of his appearances on Letterman have been a hoot. Yes, he's made some missteps in my opinion, What About Bob? sucked (yes, it sucked mainly because I can't stand Richard Dreyfus but it still sucked nonetheless), Razor's Edge really really really sucked, and he slagged Roanoke, VA, a great city I lived in for about a year and a half, one night on Letterman, but he gets a pass from me on those incidences because of all the great work he's done.
Now, tell me, who gets a lifetime pass no matter what they do from you?