# Align text in minipage at same height

I need to put some text at the same height in my page, and I'm trying to do it with a minipage, but I'm not able to do it since they get centre-aligned.

This is the LaTeX for the figure I've uploaded:

\begin{minipage}[]{0.5\textwidth}
\begin{flushleft}
{\large \textit{Author}:\vspace*{0.5cm} \\
Me}
\end{flushleft}
\end{minipage}%
%
\begin{minipage}[]{0.5\textwidth}
\begin{flushright}
{\large \textit{Supervisor}:\vspace*{0.5cm} \\
Him}\\
\vspace*{0.5cm}
Other Guy}
\end{flushright}
\end{minipage}%


Can you please explain me what I'm doing wrong?

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Use [t] as the option -- \begin{minipage}[t]{0.5\textwidth}:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.5\textwidth}
\begin{flushleft}
\large \textit{Author}:\vspace*{0.5cm} \\
Me
\end{flushleft}
\end{minipage}%
%
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.5\textwidth}
\begin{flushright}
\large \textit{Supervisor}:\vspace*{0.5cm} \\
Him\\
\vspace*{0.5cm}

If you use a command like \large always include a paragraph end (\par or blank line) before the } that closes the scope, I know the ones here are just copied from the MWE:-) In this case you could more simply not have the { } and just let the \large end naturally at the end of the flushright environment. –  David Carlisle Nov 8 '12 at 19:16
@DavidCarlisle: You caught me. :-) I blindly copied and looked only at [t]. You are right. Thank you. :-) –  Harish Kumar Nov 8 '12 at 22:21