recovered from her marriage break up with madcap comedian Tom Green
thanks to help from Hollywood hunk George Clooney
. The actress started work on the film Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind
with Clooney just after the pair split, and found the Ocean's Eleven
star to be the perfect counselor. Former hellraising child star Barrymore married Green on July 7 but the couple filed for divorce just five months later. She says, "It was weird. I wasn't in great shape emotionally but I was lucky I had George to talk to during filming. He would give me a wink once in a while to check out how I was doing - that meant as much to me as anything else." But she insists her short-lived marriage to Green wasn't all bad, saying, "I think I realized that we had different ideas about our life together before we got married. I probably didn't commit myself to being with Tom as much as he liked because I was working a lot. But I still appreciate our time together and I feel bad that things didn't work out."